On this page, Aracari is providing Peru coronavirus updates and responses to frequently asked questions about travel to Peru at this time. Our aim here is to keep you updated with the situation so that it becomes easier for you to start planning (or re-planning) your itineraries to this diverse and vibrant land. Besides our response to each question, you will see the date when the answer was last updated. If you are making travel plans and want to check with us on the latest, up-to-the-minute information, or have other specific questions you would like to ask, then please contact us and our local experts will be able to assist you.

For further information about the measures, Aracari is putting in place to ensure your safe travel with us, please read the information here

[21 Sep 2021]  Flights are welcomed from all countries with the exception of South Africa, flights of non-nationals and non-residents coming from South Africa are suspended.  Land borders remain closed for non-residents.

[18 May 2021] Flights coming from South Africa, Brazil and India are suspended until 31 May 2021, and restrictions apply to flights coming from other destinations. All land borders are currently closed for non residents. Some regional borders are also closed. However, borders are open for non residents coming from the US, Europe and the rest of Latin America as long as the flights aren't longer than 8h.

[16 April 2021] Flights coming from UK, Brazil and South Africa are suspended until 30 Abril 2021, and restrictions apply to flights coming from other destinations. All land borders are currently closed for non residents. Some regional borders are also closed. However, borders are open for non residents coming from the US, Europe and the rest of Latina America as long as the flights aren't longer than 8h.

[14 March 2021] Flights coming from UK, Brazil and South Africa are suspended until 28 March 2021, and restrictions apply to flights coming from other destinations. Some regional borders are also closed. However, borders are open for non residents coming from the US, Europe and the rest of Latina America as long as the flights aren't longer than 8h.

[03 March 2021] Flights coming from Europe, Brazil and South Africa are suspended until 14 March 2021, and restrictions apply to flights coming from other destinations. Regional borders are also closed. However, borders are open for non residents coming from the US and the rest of Latina America as long as the flights aren't longer than 8h.

[19 February 2021] Borders are open but lockdown has been extended until 28 February 2021.

[31 January 2021] Borders are open in Peru but the country is in Lockdown until 14 February 2021, with a curfew from 6pm to 4 am, and all shops,  (except food stores and pharmacies) restaurants, and public places closed until February 14 2021

 

[22 December 2020] Commercial flights from Europe have been suspended.

[15 December 2020] Peru's borders are  open to tourists. Currently, commercial international travel is allowed from Europe in addition thn that coming from the Americas. The borders remain closed for all other international flights, including those from Europe, Asia, and Australasia. We will update you here when this restriction is lifted.

[1 November 2020] Peru's borders are  open to tourists. Currently, commercial international travel is allowed from the Americas. The borders remain closed for all other international flights, including those from Europe, Asia, and Australasia. We will update you here when this restriction is lifted.

[28th October 2020] Peru's borders are partially open to tourists. Currently, commercial international air travel is allowed from within the Latin American region only, with flights to North America permitted to resume from Nov 1st. The borders remain closed for all other international flights, including those from Europe, Asia, and Australasia. We will update you here when this restriction is lifted.

[15th October 2020] Peru's borders are partially open to tourists. Currently, commercial international travel is allowed from within the Latin American region only. The borders remain closed for all other international flights, including those from Europe, North America, Asia, and Australasia. We will update you here when this restriction is lifted.

 

[21 Sep 2021]  Those who wish to enter Peruvian national territory, no matter their country of origin are required to present proof of vaccination or a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test with a negative result taken up to 72 hours prior to boarding their flight.

[18 May 2021] Until 30 April 2021, Brazilian, Indian and South African residents are not allowed into Peru. Any citizen of any other country can enter Peru without the need of quarantine, as long as they have presented a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19, taken up to 72 hours prior to boarding their flight and get a negative antigen test result upon arrival. If the result is positive, they must quarantine for 14.

[16 April 2021] Until 30 April 2021, Brazilian, UK and South African residents are not allowed into Peru. Any citizen of any other country can enter Peru without the need of quarantine, as long as they have presented a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19, taken up to 72 hours prior to boarding their flight and get a negative antigen test result upon arrival. If the result is positive, they must quarantine for 14.

[14 March 2021] Until 28 March 2021, Brazilian, UK and South African residents are not allowed into Peru. Any citizen of any other country can enter Peru without the need of quarantine, as long as they have presented a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19, taken up to 72 hours prior to boarding their flight and get a negative antigen test result upon arrival. If the result is positive, they must quarantine for 14.

[03 March 2021] Until 14 March 2021, Brazilian, European and South African residents are not allowed into Peru. Any citizen of any other country can enter Peru, as long as they have presented a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19, taken up to 72 hours prior to boarding their flight and quarantine for 14 days on arrival. After the 6th day, they can do another test to shorten the quarantine period.

[19 February 2021] Until 28 February 2020, Brazilian, European and South African residents are not allowed into Peru. All other foreign residents are allowed in Peru but they must follow the protocols in place.

[4 January 2021] Any citizen of any country can enter Peru, as long as they have presented a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19, taken up to 72 hours prior to boarding their flight and quarantine for 14 days on arrival.

[28th October, 2020] From November 1st, the direct connections between Peru and following destinations will also be permitted:

Colombia (Cartagena)

USA (Houston, Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Miami)

Mexico (Mexico City, Cancun)

Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo, Brasilia, Porto Alegre, Iguazu)

Argentina (Buenos Aires, Rosario, Mendoza, Cordoba, Tucuman)

Costa Rica (San Jose)

Cuba (Havana)

Dominican Republic (Punta Cana)

El Salvador (San Salvador)

Jamaica (Montego Bay)

Canada (Toronto)

[15th October 2020] Any citizen of any country can enter Peru, as long as they have traveled from within Latin America and have presented a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19, taken up to 72 hours prior to boarding their flight. Travelers must also wear a face mask and a face shield/visor onboard their flight.

The current routes into Peru are from:

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Quito, Ecuador

La Paz, Bolivia

Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Bogota, Colombia

Cali, Colombia

Medellin, Colombia

Panama City, Panama

Asuncion, Paraguay

Montevideo, Uruguay

Santiago, Chile

 

 

[21 September 2021] All of Peru's international and domestic airports are open. For domestic flights, passengers are required to sign an official document stating that they do not present Covid-19 symptoms.

[16 April 2021] All of Peru's international and domestic airports are open. For domestic flights, passengers are required to sign an official document stating that they do not present Covid-19 symptoms.

[14 March 2021] All of Peru's international and domestic airports are open.

[03 March 2021] All of Peru's international and domestic airports are open. Until 14 March there are only domestic and international flights whose duration is up to 8 hours.

[19 February 2020] All of Peru's international and domestic airports are open. Until 28 February there are only domestic and international flights whose duration is up to 8 hours.

[28th October 2020] All of Peru’s international and domestic airports are open. Currently, the only international commercial flights allowed to land in Peru are those from the countries listed above. We will update you here when this restriction is lifted.

[15th October 2020] All international airports are open. Currently, the only international commercial flights allowed to land in Peru are those from Latin American countries. We will update you here when this restriction is lifted.

 

[21 September 2021] Flights from everywhere are allowed  however flights coming from South Africa are suspended.

[16 April 2021] Until April 18 2021 flights coming from UK, Brazil and South Africa are suspended and restrictions apply to flights coming from other destinations. All regional borders are also closed, depending on the local authorities. However, borders are currently open for non residents coming from the US and the rest of Europe and Latina America as long as the flights aren't longer than 8h.

[14 March 2021] Until March 28 2021 flights coming from UK, Brazil and South Africa are suspended and restrictions apply to flights coming from other destinations. Some regional borders are also closed, depending on the local authorities. However, borders are currently open for non residents coming from the US and the rest of Europe and Latina America as long as the flights aren't longer than 8h.

[03 March 2021] Flights coming from Europe, Brazil and South Africa are suspended until 14 March 2021, and restrictions apply to flights coming from other destinations. Regional borders are also closed. However, borders are currently open for non residents coming from the US and the rest of Latina America as long as the flights aren't longer than 8h.

[19 February 2021] Until 28 February 2020, Brazilian, European and South African residents are not allowed into Peru.

[28th October 2020]  International flights from destinations in North America are permitted from Nov 1st. For those departing for Peru from outside of the Americas, the Peruvian government is yet to make an announcement about when the borders will fully re-open.

[15th October 2020] Commercial international travel started on 5 October within the Latin American region. For those departing for Peru from outside of Latin America, the Peruvian government is yet to make an announcement about when the borders will fully re-open.

 

[21 September 2021] Yes, it's a requirement to present a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19 taken no earlier than 72 hours before you board your flight to Peru.

[25 August 2021] Yes, you must present a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19, taken no earlier than 72 hours before you board your flight to Peru. Aracari requires our guests to present a vaccination certificate on arrival. If the guest is not vaccinated he/she will be requested to carry out an antigen test at the airport. The cost of the test will be borne by the traveler.

[16 April 2021] Yes, you must present a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19, up to 72 hours before you board your flight to Peru. Upon arrival at the airport, a rapid antigen test will be taken and if the result is negative, there is no need for quarantine. The cost of this rapid test must be assumed by the traveller.

[14 March 2021] Yes, you must present a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19, up to 72 hours before you board your flight to Peru. Upon arrival at the airport, a rapid antigen test will be taken and if the result is negative, there is no need for quarantine.

[03 March 2021] Yes, you must present a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19, up to 72 hours before you board your flight to Peru.

[03 March 2021] Yes, you must present a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19, up to 72 hours before you board your flight to Peru. After the 6th day, you can do another test to shorten the quarantine period.

[15th October 2020] Yes, you must present a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19, up to 72 hours before you board your flight to Peru.

[21 September 2021] Machu Picchu and other archaeological sites and museums are open, beaches all over the country have also been opened.

[03 March 2021] Machu Picchu is open to international as well as domestic visitors, at a limited capacity of 897 visitors per day. Other archeological sites and museums are currently open too.

[31 January 2021] All museums and archaeological sites are now closed as are restaurants, stores (except food stores and pharmacies), as Peru enters its second nationwide full lockdown. There is an exception and the archaeological sites in the Moche Route will remain open. Lockdown is currently scheduled to end on 14 February 2021.

[15th November 2020] Machu Picchu and other archaeological sites open to international as well as domestic visitors.

[28th October 2020]  Machu Picchu is also due to reopen in November for Peruvian Nationals, and at a limited capacity of 675 visitors per day, with small tour-groups permitted of up to 8 people per guide. There is no confirmation yet as to when Machu Picchu will fully reopen for international visitors.

 

 

[21 September 2021]  All people in the country must follow these protocols:

  • A nationwide curfew between 1:00 am and 4 am or 12 pm and 4:00 am depending on the region.
  • Social and family gatherings and visits are prohibited
  • Everyone must wear face masks outside of homes (to go into malls, banks or grocery stores the use of two masks is mandatory)
  • In addition to wearing a face mask, everyone must wear facial protectors (usually a clear plastic full-face covering) when on public transport.

[03 March 2021] The Peruvian government has imposed some of the strictest measures in the world to ensure safe public health. All people in the country must follow these protocols:

  • A nationwide curfew between 9pm and 6am or 11pm and 6am depending on the region.
  • There is complete Lockdown on Sundays.
  • Social and family gatherings and visits are prohibited
  • Children under 12 must stay at home. Each day they are allowed to leave their house for 60 minutes but must remain within 500 meters of their house, and avoid crowded places. When outside, children must be accompanied by an adult who lives with them and maintain a two-meter social distance
  • People over age 65 and those who have underlying health conditions must stay at home, with some exceptions; risk groups must not receive visits at home and must avoid the physical contact with people who leave their home
  • Everyone must wear face masks outside of homes
  • In addition to wearing a face mask, everyone must wear facial protectors (usually a clear plastic full-face covering) when on public transport.

[15th October 2020] The Peruvian government has imposed some of the strictest measures in the world to ensure safe public health. The protocols are in place until October 31st, 2020, but could possibly be extended by the Peruvian Government. All people in the country must follow these protocols:

  • A nationwide curfew between 11pm and 4am
  • A ban on the use of private cars on Sundays
  • An extended curfew all day on Sunday until 4 am on Monday in the regions of Cusco, Puno, Moquegua, and Tacna, and within the Ayacucho region, Huamanga province only; within the Apurimac region, Abancay province only; and within the Huanuco region, Huanuco, the province only.
  • Social and family gatherings and visits are prohibited
  • Children under 12 must stay at home. Each day they are allowed to leave their house for 60 minutes but must remain within 500 meters of their house, and avoid crowded places. When outside, children must be accompanied by an adult who lives with them and maintain a two-meter social distance
  • People over age 65 and those who have underlying health conditions must stay at home, with some exceptions; risk groups must not receive visits at home and must avoid the physical contact with people who leave their home
  • Everyone must wear face masks outside of homes
  • In addition to wearing a face mask, everyone must wear facial protectors (usually a clear plastic full-face covering) when on public transport.

 

[21 September 2021]    You can travel freely withing Peru. Borders are open but there's a current curfew depending on the region. There's no longer lockdown on Sundays.
[18 May 2021] Some Regional Borders are closed and there is a current curfew depending of the region. On Sundays there is partial Lockdown.
[16 April 2021] Some Regional Borders are closed and there is a current curfew depending of the region. On Sundays there is complete Lockdown.
[03 March 2021] Regional Borders are closed and there is a current curfew depending of the region. On Sundays there is complete Lockdown.
[31 January 2021] Borders are open in Peru but the country is in Lockdown until 14 February 2021, with a curfew from 6pm to 4 am, and all shops,  (except food stores and pharmacies) restaurants, and public places closed until February 14 2021
[15th October 2020] Public buses as well as airlines are not operating at 100% capacity. Taxis, Uber and similar means of transportation are operating regularly. Predicting a rise in public transport use – which risked exacerbating COVID-19 transmission – the city of Lima acted quickly to expand and strengthen its cycle infrastructure in Lima. In May, work commenced on 46 km of emergency cycle lanes and additional cycle parking - prioritizing routes that would connect the city's 227 km cycle network. In a recent study, Lima also scored highly as one of the world's most walkable cities although face masks must be worn in public and additional facial protectors (usually a clear plastic full-face covering) when on public transport.

[21  September 2021]  If vaccinated or with a negative result of a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test there's no need for quarantine

[16 April 2021] There is only need of quarantine for 14 days in the Pan American Village or other temporary isolation center, or in a lodging if the rapid antigen test taken upon arrival result is positive. If the result is negative, there is no need of quarantine.

[14 March 2021] Starting March 14, 2021, there is only need of quarantine for 14 days in the Pan American Village or other temporary isolation center, or in a lodging if the rapid antigen test taken upon arrival result is positive. If the result is negative, there is no need of quarantine.

[03 March 2021] Starting January 4, 2021, all travelers arriving to Peru must quarantine for 14 days at their home, in the Pan American Village or other temporary isolation center, or in a lodging, after coordination with Peruvian health authorities. However, on the 6th day after a negative test, this quarantine can be shortened.

[4th January 2021] Starting January 4, 2021, all travelers arriving to Peru must quarantine for 14 days at their home, in the Pan American Village or other temporary isolation center, or in a lodging, after coordination with Peruvian health authorities.

[28th October 2020] No, there are no quarantine restrictions on arrival to Peru. Travelers must sign a sworn statement of health, and are required to present a negative PCR covid test issued within 72 hours of their flight to Peru.

[15th October 2020] Yes, all travelers visting Peru must sign a sworn statement agreeing to a 14-day quarantine upon arrival.